Reissue of the agit pop four-piece’s second album, Baby U Know. A heady collision of Raincoats-esque indie and ESG-paced rhythms fed through a kaleidoscopic pagan folk filter. The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2018 debut Yes I Jan, this release is a wordy slice of state-of-the-art social commentary wrapped in a perfectly-balanced soundscape that veers from funky minimalism to baroque dream pop.
With a hint of Ari Up styled vocals backed by a harmonious chorus of concern touching on everything from incantations, essential causes and systematic shopping, all underpinned by a raking violin and bewitching electronic hum.
Mixed by Capitol K at Total Refreshment Centre, Baby U Know is a lyrical miasma examining the collapse of modern Britain from a group who have served time with Jarv Is, Meilyr Jones, The Elysian Quartet, Trash Kit and Rozi Plain among others. Bas Jan is the vehicle for well-established musicians Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Charlie Stock and percussionist Rachel Horwood.